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Written by Tony Rispoli - 18 Jul 2013
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Location notes
Situated at the site of the former railway station stands this footbridge which provides excellent views of the WCML just south of Crewe.
Railway type and traffic
Plenty of freight and passenger workings!
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RTT Link Madeley
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A quiet footbridge situated near to some allotments. Very quiet surroundings.
Road directions
From the M6, Junction 15:
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Newcastle Road/A519
  • Turn right onto A5182
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Whitmore Road/A53
  • Continue to follow A53
  • Turn right onto Holly Bush Lane
  • Continue onto Manor Road

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    Madeley map co-ordinates
  • Parking
    You can park at either side of the bridge on Manor Road or Station Road. If you want your car in sight then park on Manor Road.
    Public transport
    D&G operated bus route 85 runs to/from Crewe & Stoke On Trent via Madeley

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    There are some amenities in Madeley, otherwise Crewe and Stoke are not far away.
    Crewe / Stoke
    Sun Compass
    Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
    It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.

    Googly map
    Streetmap links
    Madeley general view map
    Madeley close up map

    Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary

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    Photographic notes
    The best view is looking southbound from the Station Road side of the bridge as there is plenty of scope to get 'under' the OHLE. There is also a reasonable shot (but precision will be key) from the Manor Road side of the bridge looking towards Crewe.

    General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
    Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

    Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

    Fig 3 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking south

    Location Video

    Madley section commences 13 minutes in.

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